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September 2011

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Gabriel, Judah and Garrett Viggers Inside: Garrett, Tara, Gabriel, Scarlett and Judah Viggers Photo by Kara Stewart www.karastewartphotography.com

MUSIC 20 | Made for music Musician Scott Joss is Living the Dream

EDUCATION

The Multi-Talented Jim Messina

45 | life-long learning

Nature Hike

Manzanita School Kindergarten Teacher Vicki Ono

27 | boiling point

69 | OPEN BOOK

Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Library Literacy Programs in the North State

Events 57 | Extreme Health Get Moving With the United Way

ENJOY THE VIEW 76 | WILD RICE & BURNEY MOUNTAIN

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The Joys of Grandparenting

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66 | Playin’ That Rock n’ Roll

Weaverville Fall Events

Exceptional Living

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Girls With Guns: A Red Bluff-Based Clothing Line

16 | AUtUMN IN THE ALPS

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93 | Giving Back NEW ARENA: Football Champion John Dutton Takes a Step Back

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familymatters Nature’s thermostat slowly inches downward, leaves turn, classrooms bustle with eager students once again – amazing autumn is on the horizon. And with the new season comes new people to meet and fresh places to explore. Scott Joss, one of the finest musicians to ever emerge from Redding, counts Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam among the superstars with whom he’s shared the stage. “I’ve made a living and supported my family by scraping on a piece of wood with some strings on it. Talk about living the dream,” Joss says. He’ll take center stage this month as part of the Wright Sound concert series at the lovely Pilgrim Congregational Church.

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Kindergartners at Manzanita Elementary School know Vicki Ono as a multidimensional lifelong learner who loves science, art, music, kids and critters (even spiders!). The adults in her life admire how she helps little ones learn the three R’s while emphasizing kindness, character, good work habits and having fun. She walks the talk, devoting much of her free time to philanthropic and humanitarian causes. We’ll tell you more about her. Literacy is an issue that’s naturally close to our hearts. International Literacy Day will be celebrated in Redding in a variety of ways, including some new classes at the library that encourage parents and youngsters to read together – a worthwhile endeavor, indeed. You know how we love to explore this great North State, and this month we’ll introduce you to the amazing hydrothermal landscape known as Bumpass Hell. If you’re an animal aficionado, consider heading south to Oroville to meet the lions, tigers, foxes and more at Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, which more than 70 creatures call home. Or head west to Weaverville for Autumn in the Alps, a series of artistic community activities. We also share stories this month about an arena football ace, a club of historic vehicle owners, the greatness of grandparenthood, Girls with Guns and more. Don’t forget – it’s the last month of the season for Enjoy Movies in the Park, so bring your lawnchair, your blanket and some snacks out to Enterprise Park to watch some free, fun family flicks on our huge inflatable screen. Take a moment to watch the leaves fall. Enjoy!

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Something about Weaverville reminds people of a simpler time. At least that’s one of the prime sentiments they leave in the logbook at the Trinity County Chamber of Commerce. “They write that they love the people, they love the old hometown feeling and they love the community spirit,” says Chris Selk, a volunteer at the chamber and a recent transplant to Weaverville from Ojai in Southern California. “I love it here, too. That’s why we packed up, turned around and came back.” Both newcomers and longtime residents agree that the fall is an excellent time to visit beautiful Weaverville and other parts of Trinity County. The region has made it even more enticing for visitors by hosting a series of community events called Autumn in the Alps. The events are a coordinated effort by the Trinity County Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations to help showcase the area. “In the fall, we have cooler temperatures and the various trees are turning color,” says Pat Zugg, head volunteer for the chamber. “I think it’s probably the best time of the year to come up.” Autumn in the Alps officially kicks off on Labor Day weekend with several events planned for Trinity Center, the small community 29 miles north of Weaverville on Highway 3. The Trinity Center

Lions Club will host its Barbecue & Fly-In event on Sept. 3-4, staged on the lawn at the Airporter Inn in Trinity Center. Many attendees actually fly in for the event, which will include a barbecue and music by The Billies from Redding. Autumn in the Alps continues on Sept. 24 in Weaverville with a Harvest Festival in the Highland Art Center Meadow. The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm with arts and craft booths, arm wrestling contests, a chili cook-off and live music. A Moon Festival event will take place from 2 to 4 pm across the street at the Weaverville Joss House State Park, with lantern making and activities for the kids. “All the shops stay open late, or late for here,” says Selk. “If there’s one theme (to these events), it’s shop local. It really helps the local economy and that’s a big part of it.” Following the Harvest Festival is the 10th annual Autumn in the Alps Quilt Show on Oct. 1. The event is held along Main Street in Weaverville, where a quarter-mile of quilts (more than 300) are hung for visitors to enjoy. Several quilting groups from Weaverville and surrounding communities contribute their colorful creations to the event. “Seeing all the colorful quilts hanging along the street, the town gets all dressed up,” says Michele Barros of the Thursday Night continued on page 18

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madeformusic M U S I C I A N S C OT T J O S S I S L I V I N G T H E D R E A M As Willie Nelson walked out to the stage before a sold-out audience at the Redding Convention Center in 2006, he glanced to the wings and saw a familiar face. The American icon flashed a warm, wide grin to Scott Joss, who returned the gesture with a smile and a nod. It was an exchange of mutual respect. Joss, one of the finest musicians to ever emerge from Redding, has earned that acknowledgement from music’s heaviest hitters. For the past three decades, his primary job has consisted of performing and recording with either Merle Haggard or Dwight Yoakam. It’s placed him on hundreds of stages around the world, on national television shows and alongside artists like Willie, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Price, Buck Owens, Sara Evans, Asleep at the Wheel and dozens of others. When Haggard and The Strangers opened for the Rolling Stones a few years ago, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the gang came out to watch the opening act – something they almost never do. On Sept. 10, Joss will take center stage with his own group – Scott Joss and the Sidemen – to perform at Pilgrim Congregational Church as part of the Wright Sound concert series. Advanced tickets are being sold at the Cascade Theatre (530) 243-8877 or, close to the event, at Pilgrim (530) 243-3121. The 49-year-old Joss’s artistic journey has covered a diverse landscape filled with euphoric joys, enlightenment, frustration, drudgery, introspection and everything coursing in between. “I’ve made a living and supported my family by scraping on a piece of wood with some strings on it. Talk about living the dream,” Joss says. “Early on, I made a decision that I wanted to get out of the bars and I wanted to be on the big stage. How do you do that? You work, work, work. You eat, live and breathe it. I’ve given my life to music, and at times, there’s been a price to pay.” On a temperate summer afternoon from his backyard patio, Joss sips an O’Doul’s and discusses that price. Mostly he’s speaking about finding a balance. He wants to enjoy time with his wife Judy, whom he adores. Their daughter Kim and her husband Charlie Lockhart have a new baby girl, Aurora, that the grandparents want to watch grow. Joss also does a long, brisk walk nearly every day for exercise and meditation. Though music’s a deep love, it can also be a cruel temptress pulling a person away from everything else. Joss often evaluates where he is on the management scale. In the past, he’s allowed himself periods of full-on obsession, which have led to huge jumps – winning the California fiddle championships as a kid, rallying from a disappointing gig on Carnegie Hall with Haggard as an 18-year-old, earning the spot in Yoakam’s Babylonian Cowboys, producing a pair of solo albums (“Souvenirs,” 1996; “A New Reason to Care,” 2000 – Little Dog Records) in the late 1990s. His fiddle tone is recognizable for its unique voice and for that he’s proud. Healthy living, however, sometimes requires backing off the throttle. “I see where I can let my guard down,” he says. “I know my 20 Enjoy September 2011

weaknesses. I used to be so desperately afraid to let those show. I’m getting to the point where I think it’s OK to have weaknesses. Sometimes it’s more fun for me. I may hit my head against the wall, but at least I’m trying something new.” With Haggard, the Country Music Hall of Famer and longtime Shasta County resident, Joss’s duties extend well beyond playing fiddle, mandolin and singing harmony vocals. He’s often a logistics coordinator and quality control expert – making sure everyone arrives for recording sessions, tuning instruments before gigs, helping with arrangements. Something must be working. Rolling Stone magazine recently called Haggard’s Strangers the “longest-running, most exciting band in country music, a wiry, daredevil outfit that specializes in a swinging hybrid of country and jazz.” That lofty praise probably honors the band’s legendary past (with icons like Tiny Moore and Roy Nichols) as well as its current membership. Along with Joss, the ensemble includes Haggard’s teenage son Benny (an guitarist who would have probably impressed the great Nichols), and Redding-based musicians Kevin Williams (bass) and Doug Colosio (piano). Bakersfield steel player Norm Hamlet and sax player Don Markham remain fixtures. “It’s completely unfiltered honesty and it’s probably better than 99 percent of what’s out there,” Joss says. “The amazing thing to me about Haggard is he’s been doing this for almost 50 years and he keeps writing all the time. He keeps pushing himself. I’m halfway down the road and I’m already getting tired.” Outside of The Strangers, Joss has lit up area stages in bands like EZ Pickins and ROMA. On Sept. 10, his group will include Williams on bass, guitarists Rick Hobbs and Eric Day and likely a few other friends. He loves the extracurricular musical activities, because the pressure gauge is dialed way down, even if he’s the front man. “Instead of trying to please everyone, the only guy I’m trying to please is me,” he says. “It’s an easy atmosphere and I don’t have to worry about being perfect. I’m learning to have fun while people are paying attention to me and I have a little something left to say, I think.” Despite all of his musical activity, Joss is a notoriously giving musician. He lends his time to play on a variety of albums, including famous and significantly less-than-famous artists. “I understand I’ve been given something a lot of people would love to have and it’s meant to be shared,” he says. “It’s not about me. It’s about the collective whole. I don’t care for that term, but it’s the best I can put it. If I don’t share it, I’m laughing in face of The Creator by putting human limits on it. That’s why I share. I’m going to get to learn something. It continues to be a learning thing, if not about music, then about myself.” • Jim Dyar is a freelance writer, musician and a former arts and entertainment editor at the Record Searchlight.


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their children. Simply offering the gift of time and engaging with our children’s children perhaps is the most wonderful way grandparents impact lives. Stephanie Roberts encourages, “Live in the moment. Children are great at this. Without a care in the world or a worry to bring them down, kids have a great energy about them. I’ve tried to learn not to worry too much anymore. And now when I play in my grandkids’ world, I get caught up in their excitement and imagination.” It’s a new time with new roles for grandparents. The joy of grandparenting includes being needed and trusted to help care for the next generation, even though parenting styles sometimes clash and boundaries need to be set on both sides. Joanna Weiss writes, “Grandparents have long been a staple of the childcare ‘village,’ but economic pressures have made them more critical than ever. A 2008 study by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies found that 60 percent of grandparents who live near their grandchildren have provided some form of child care, whether it be regular sitting or backup care on sick days.” In 1978, Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day and President Jimmy Carter signed it into law. September seemed appropriate for celebrating those in “the autumn years of life.” This year, National Grandparents Day falls on September 11. Take time to celebrate the grandparents in your life! •

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Nature Hike

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bumpass hell in lassen volcanic national park Bumpass Hell transports hikers to an amazing hydrothermal landscape. Once part of the ancient volcano Mount Tehama, Bumpass Hell is one of the many wonders inside Lassen Volcanic National Park. Bumpass Hell is the largest hydrothermal area in the park. The hot pools, fumaroles and mud pots that make up Bumpass Hell can be reached by two trailheads: a 1.5-mile marked trail that starts from the parking lot opposite Lake Helen, and a 2.5-mile trail from the Kings Creek picnic area. The area received its name from Kendall Bumpass, a hunter and mountain man. In 1864, he discovered the area and returned to

town with burns. Later, when escorting a newspaperman to the hydrothermal activity, Bumpass fell through the thin crust and scalded his leg in the boiling water. The leg had to be amputated. It is reported that Bumpass later said, “The descent to hell is easy.” For some, the hike is easy, labeled easy to moderate by Lassen Park officials. The trail (though well maintained) is rocky and steep at points. Lassen Park spokeswoman Karen Haner advises hikers to remain conscious of the higher elevation. “Those not used to hiking in higher elevations need to pace themselves,” she says. She recommends hiking boots or sandals with good traction. The hydrothermal activity in Bumpass Hell basin is what most continued on page 28 September 2011 Enjoy 27


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hikers go to see, yet the hike itself offers stunning views of Lake Helen. There are displays of silver leaf lupine along the trail. Also, golden mantled ground squirrels and pika can be seen skittering on and off the trail. Haner says the buzzing sound that is often heard on the hike are grasshoppers rubbing their wings. Hikers smell the hydrothermal activity well before it is seen. Often compared to the smell of rotten eggs, the hydrogen sulfide is one of the gases released from the magma below. Staying on the boardwalk is required when walking into the basin. Haner tells visitors to never touch the water or mud, even if it appears cool. “There are dangerous elements in the basin including arsenic,” she says. The boiling pools, bubbling mudpots, steaming fumaroles and sulfurous gases are linked to active volcanism and are incredible to see. There is also a melody of colors in the basin: lemon yellow from

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sulfur, red from iron, brassy gold from pyrite, several shades of green from algae. The fumaroles contain aquamarine water. Big Boiler is the largest fumarole in the park. It has been measured as high as 322°F, making it one of the hottest hydrothermal fumaroles in the world. The trail is open until the first snowfall. Last year, the trail was in use until the third week in November. “The hydrothermal activity found in Bumpass Hell is unique in America,” says Haner. It is of high interest to geologists, but most hikers would also find it to be a day well spent full of amazing smells, sounds and sights. • Kimberly Carlson gave her professional life to writing while reading Kate Chopin’s The Awakening on the lawn of her university flat in Nashville, Tennessee. Years later back in her hometown of Redding, she is still writing (still reading), usually while her son and daughter sleep.


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Living in the moment is something that Stinson is accustomed to. As a disabled Vietnam Veteran, he says, “The thing that the Marine Corps taught me was to never give up.” That drive and determination has served him well in the rough-and-tumble world of professional art. Stinson studied art at Shasta College and ceramics, sculpture and printmaking at Chico State University. He later went back and taught metal arts and jewelry making at Shasta College for six years. He says, “Most of my career I worked in glass, creating sculptures, animals and flowers. I was thinking, while I was doing this, I could be making these in metal. It doesn’t break. It bounces when you drop it. These days I do one-of-a-kind pieces, mostly bronze over a copper armature.” Stinson’s first commission was for 250 pieces for the Horchow Catalog. His pieces have been in Gump’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks and museums and galleries worldwide. In 1974, Stinson began making silver jewelry and working in iridescent glass for Orient & Flume and Satava Glass Co. in Chico, as well as a dozen other companies throughout California and on the East Coast. When a Hollywood film crew came to Cottonwood in 1996 to film “Almost Heroes” with Chris Farley and Matthew Perry, Stinson was commissioned to build 11 canoes for the film. “I had four weeks to build eight dug-out canoes and three Northwest Coast Indian war canoes where the front and back of the canoe were the head and tail of a salmon,” he says. Stinson worked 16- to 18-hour days and got them finished and delivered on time. “In the final version of the film, only one canoe was used for about 10 seconds.” Having learned a lesson in accepting unrealistic deadlines, when Stinson was approached by the George W. Bush inauguration organizers to make 300 letter openers for the inauguration, he turned the commission down, saying the deadline was too tight. Most of Stinson’s commissions come from out of state. A local woman, who knew Stinson, brought in a pendant she bought in Germany, thinking it would inspire him creatively. Stinson got a good laugh out of that: “The piece she brought in was one I had made and sent out.” One of Stinson’s goals has been to give back to the community, but he has found that giving away his work can be frustrating. An award-winning ceramic sculpture that he donated to a local auction turned up in a junk shop. A friend of Stinson’s bought it for $40 and traded it to Stinson for classes. Still, Stinson is philosophical, having spent most of his life as an artist in the North State. “I began working in this studio 10 years ago. I started with two work benches and now there are tools everywhere.” Stinson’s never-give-up attitude, his devotion to being truly creative, his work ethic and his respect for what’s possible from each of the many tools in his studio have all contributed to making him a diverse and accomplished artist. • Mark Stinson’s work can be seen in Redding at the 833 Gallery at 833 Mistletoe Lane, Suite A4.

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At two years old, Dr. Dallas, a Barbary lioness at the Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, has just found her roar. Evenings get a little noisy at the foundation, but the all-volunteer staff react with pride at her new stage of development. Like Dally, as she’s affectionately known, the foundation itself is finding its roar. Recently moved to a new 19-acre location just beyond the main Butte College campus, the 24-hour sanctuary sports new pens and big plans for a demonstration amphitheater, visitors’ center and summer camp area. Barry Kirshner was a gentle soul whose dream of establishing a wildlife foundation was cut short by a car accident in 1994, the year he took in his first animal, a mountain lion named Tigger. “He

wanted to work with special needs children and wounded animals to teach them that you don’t have to be perfect to get along in the world and have all your dreams come true,” says his mom, Roberta Kirshner. Indeed, all animals at the foundation are rescues of some sorts. Some suffer from neurological problems from inbreeding, such as the white Bengal tigers; others aren’t meant to roam wildly in North America, such as the red foxes. “We’re the last stop for so many,” she adds. Roberta had worked with wild exotic animals since age 13, when she started following a neighbor around who was an animal trainer in the movie industry. She took on her son’s foundation upon his death, when she completely rearranged her life to make it her focus. Arriving from Canada to make funeral arrangements for Barry,  continued on page 36 September 2011 Enjoy 35


“ Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

she got a wide look at his goals and mission and decided to adopt them as her own. Today, the Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation houses around 70 animals, including mammals, reptiles and birds. A visit provides a rare opportunity to see, among other animals, white Bengals, a clouded leopard, grizzly bears, a Siberian Lynx, ring-tailed lemurs and Fennoc Foxes named Mulder and Scully. There are also ligers, the result of a male lion breeding with a female tiger. There are estimated to be only 100 ligers in the United States, and two of them reside at the foundation. A few animals have even been media divas. Nyala is an 11-yearold tiger who gained fame in the Exxon Mobil “Put a Tiger in Your 36 Enjoy September 2011

Tank” campaign. She arrived at the Barry Kirshner Foundation after having a “blowup” on set. Overworked and underfed when she arrived, she is now plumping up and living a life of ease. For Roberta and the scores of volunteers who help her, the foundation is an important educational tool for healing and teaching. Noting that none of the animals are pets, they offer a Meet Your Neighbor program to help the public learn about wildlife without touching them. They also train certain animals for programming with the Star Foundation, Make a Wish and Ronald McDonald houses. Of the kids who have experienced time with animals through the Make a Wish Foundation, Roberta notes with reverence that “a lot of them will say that this was the best day of their life.” continued on page 38


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Barry had a pledge that he asked visitors to take when he first opened: “I will always protect the earth and all the creatures on it. I will have respect for all life, including my fellow humans so there will always be a balance in nature.” In keeping with the mission to serve both humans and animals with special needs, all volunteers at the Barry Kirshner Foundation are trained in American Sign Language. Tours of the foundation are available in nine languages and eight levels of education. The foundation is a very popular place for school field trips and is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Visitors may take a selfguided tour or call ahead to schedule a guided tour. Ben Colbeck, a young volunteer tour guide, is a wealth of knowledge about the animals and aspires to train his own on the property. He is currently working with a baby coyote he named Esmerelda. Roberta, Ben and a host of other volunteers are happy to introduce visitors to Dr. Dallas, Mulder, Scully, and diva Nyala as well as a host of other rare and exotic animals that they shower with love. If you happen to find your own roar, all the better. • Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation 4995 Durham-Pentz Rd., Oroville CA • (530) 533-1000 www.kirshner.org; Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm 38 Enjoy September 2011

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T H E H orseless C arriage C lub of A merica Have you ever heard of the Cartercar? How about the Velie, Chalmers, Pierce Arrow or Stanley Steamer? Odds are the names are foreign to you, but these early American automobiles are well known to the members of the Shasta Cascade Chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. And they consider it their duty to not only keep their cherished vehicles in tiptop shape, but to also share them with the public. “They’re part of history and a part of our American heritage,” says Dick Fairlee of Redding, who has been a member of the local chapter for more than 30 years. During club outings, he can be seen driving his 1910 Buick or 1913 Ford Model T with his wife Barbara by his side. Two-term club president Skip Bennett’s current set of wheels is a 1913 Cartercar, a 42-horsepower, 3,400-pound, “muscle car” that he says is 90 percent original. The classy Cartercar is for sale, and he says he’s on the lookout for a Velie, Mitchell or Chalmers. He’s previously owned, restored and sold a number of treasured cars. Horseless Carriage Club members relish the challenge of old automobiles, whether it be finding or making parts for them or fixing them during outings. The club holds monthly events that often include a leisurely drive and food. The historic vehicles move at a slower pace than modern cars, typically between 20 and 30 miles per hour. So, they stick to the back roads and enjoy the ride – and the attention they get along the way. “We always go the long way,” says Kathy Silva of Redding, the only female driver in the club and the owner of a 1931 Chrysler Roadster

CD8. “It’s got real narrow tires and no power steering or brakes, so when I go from my Toyota to that it’s kind of an adjustment,” she says. The stopping distance and turning radius are different as well. “It’s difficult to stop these cars,” Bennett says. “If you push too hard you start skidding.” The touring events are almost always punctuated with breakdowns or small repairs (a loose nut or tailpipe) that give members the opportunity to be innovative. “It’s a challenge, but it’s fun,” Bennett says. “We put our heads together and figure out how to fix it.” Silva, a retired Shasta High School math teacher, says she’s learned a lot about her car, helping with the restoration by sanding and filling, welding and glazing while relying on fellow club members to do the mechanical work. She does, however, take care of the oil and water and has fixed the ignition switch and adjusted the carburetor. Her Roadster is a family memento, a project she took on after her dad died in 1997. Fairlee transported the car to Redding from Arizona and other club members joined in the effort to get it in working order. That kind of help isn’t unusual among club members. Bennett, Fairlee and charter member Stan Swayne of Shasta all say they field questions from others and share their expertise. All have shops, equipment and loads of experience. “Unfortunately, the people who had much of the knowledge of these cars have passed away because they would be 115 or 120 years old now,” says 73-year-old Fairlee. continued on page 42

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“Those of us active in the club tried to glean as much knowledge from them as we could while they were alive, and now (younger) people are coming to us.” The national Horseless Carriage Club of American was established in 1939 and emphasizes cars built through 1915. Regional clubs have softer requirements, and when the Shasta Cascade Chapter formed in 1960 it decided to accept automobiles made up to 1934. The chapter has some 30 members, a number that swells to 50-plus with spouses. Monthly outings usually attract 10 to 15 cars, says Bennett, who adds that people don’t have to own an old vehicle to join the club. The chapter also puts on a car show every August inside the Mt. Shasta Mall. In addition, there are state and national touring events. Local members must join the national organization, which includes insurance and the organization’s bi-monthly magazine ($45). Chapter dues are $20. •

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of painting and photography; celebrating her heritage; and changing careers to do what she loves. The daughter of a Japanese father and Caucasian mother, she spent her early years in Fresno, where she never saw another half-Japanese child. She experienced prejudice from some, but certainly not all. She’s still close with members of her Girl Scout troop and returns regularly for school reunions. “I have experienced racism, both positive and negative, all my life,” Ono says. “I prefer to be judged by the content of my character, not my semi-Asianness.” She is steadfastly committed to Genocide No More – Save Darfur, a North State group that works to raise awareness of the atrocities in Western Sudan, where more than 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million more have fled to refugee camps. Her interest in Darfur led to helping spearhead the local Tents of Hope project in 2008 as part of a nationwide effort. Students at several Shasta County schools painted uplifting symbols and pictures on the walls of two large tents, which were sent to refugee camps in Chad to be used for housing or classrooms. Ono’s kindergartners dipped their hands in paint and made imprints on one tent. “Little kids always go to handprints to see if their hands fit. I can just see little Darfurian kids doing that,” Ono says. Marv Steinberg of Redding, founder of Genocide No More, says Ono and her husband have been active supporters since the beginning. “She’s always willing to work, no matter what. She helps raise money, comes up with creative projects, can always be depended on and really has it in her heart.” Steinberg says. “She’s just a good person, period.” Ono’s parents met in 1948 at a NAACP picnic – which they attended because of their interest in civil rights – while they were students at the University of Connecticut. Her mother was thrown out of the dorms because of their relationship, and the two were harassed when seen together. During World War II, her father was placed in the Poston internment camp in Arizona at age 17. With help from the Quakers and the National Japanese-American College Relocation Council, he was released and eventually admitted to the University of Connecticut. He was a city planner in Fresno for more than 30 years. Ono’s mother began exhibiting signs of schizophrenia in the mid 46 Enjoy September 2011

1950s and steadily worsened, necessitating her commitment to a state hospital when Ono was very young. Five years later she was released during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. “She was scary sometimes,” Ono says. “She had good times but mostly bad times.” To avoid being at home with her mother, Ono had jobs and attended double sessions at Fresno High School, graduating a year early in 1975. “I was very driven to make my own life and to get out,” she says. Ono attended Chico State University (degree in international relations) and spent her junior year abroad in Tokyo, living with a host family. She has returned to Japan two more times and is fluent in Japanese. Her collection of some 30 kimonos celebrates her heritage. She and her first husband moved to Redding in 1990 after stints in Los Angeles and the Virgin Islands, where she worked as an international business meeting planner, a bank marketer and a sushi chef. In Redding she fulfilled a dream, attending Simpson College for her credential. She taught part-time until nine years ago, when she transferred to Manzanita. “I think she’s a wonderful teacher,” says McKenzie. “You just see her kids blossom.”• Betty Lease has been a freelance writer since retiring from the Record Searchlight in 2006. Married for 39 years, she and her husband are parents to a grown daughter, two golden retrievers and two cats. She’s fond of golfing, traveling, reading, gardening, walking the dogs and volunteering.

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fifteen minutes with Jindra’s auto service ’s rick jindra NAME: Rick Jindra, 54 PERSONAL: Married 22 years to Jackie. 4 kids: stepson Eric, 28; sons John-Corey, 21; Matt, 19; Nick, 18 JOB/TITLE: President, Jindra’s Auto Service 76 and Jindra’s Antiques and Collectables, East Cypress Avenue at Bechelli Lane. 34 years as an automotive technician. HOMETOWN: Born in Chicago, Ill.; grew up in Daly City; have lived in Redding for 32 years. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU EMPLOY? Originally, five family members started what was then called Cypress 76, which was brainstormed and led by my father, John Sr. (who passed in 1989). My mother Barbara (now 85), brother John Jr., sister Nancy and yours truly were mainly the worker ants. I operated and ran the automotive shop, mom helped with the books, while John Jr. and Nancy took care of gas and tire sales. Now we have 11 employees. Three are family members: my wife, son Matt and me. TELL US ABOUT THE FAMOUS SIGN IN FRONT OF THE STATION. The original “orange sign” was displayed in 1980 as an advertising tool. Pop came up with the idea of putting up sayings and thought-provoking messages as a fill-in between advertising. We starting posting messages for our family events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) and it caught on with the public. Soon we were getting requests for all kinds of personal messages, including lots of marriage proposals over the years. Being always community minded, John Sr. insisted not to charge for posting personal messages, and we didn’t for many years. Now we charge just $5 per request to help cover costs. In the mid-1980s, the city tried to get the sign removed because it was “non-conforming.” My dad decided to start a “save the orange sign” campaign, asking customers and anyone that wanted to help save it to contact the city and voice their concerns. Within a short time the city dropped it. The sign has morphed into a modern back lit display and is as popular as ever. Requests can be made online at “thesign@jas76.com“ or call us at 223-3405. WHAT’S THE ODDEST THING THAT SOMEONE’S ASKED YOU TO PUT ON THE SIGN? Congrats on a divorce. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MESSAGE? Dyslexics of the world untie. WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED IT’S IMPORTANT TO OFFER FULL-SERVICE IN OUR SELF-SERVE WORLD? Mostly, it’s been a tradition that my father insisted on since we opened in 1979. In recent years, we’ve found that so many senior citizens (and people of all ages, for that matter) find it a pain to pump gas and clean windshields, especially on those cold winter and hot summer days. It

also helps us keep that friendly, personal touch with all our customers. When you come in, you always get a smile and a hello. Every time I travel out of town and stop to get gas, it just seems rude not to even get an acknowledgement of appreciation for my business, let alone to offer help. We’ll be a full service station as long as I have anything to say about it. DO YOU STILL HAVE CUSTOMERS FROM YOUR FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS? Yes, many – Jon Pecaut of Shasta Driving School (who started his business a year before us), Herb Sutton (now 90 years old) and Steve Davidson (retired from the Redding Police Department), just to name a few. WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN AN ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES STORE? A best friend of mine, Larry Kensinger, introduced me to Richard Barker. Richard was retired and looking for something to entertain himself (little did he know it was going to be a full-time job). He has been antiquing for many years and is an expert in the field. Richard has also owned and operated his own antiques store in the past. The location and size of my commercial building next to our station seemed perfect for an antiques and collectible business. Thanks to Richard and help from Larry and his wife Barb, it has so far exceeded all forecasts for growth. In just four months we are just about full and sales are growing everyday. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST REWARD? My family and being able to provide for them. I AM A Motorcycle nut. WHO IS YOUR HERO? Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. WHO WOULD YOU LOVE TO MEET? Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. HOBBIES: Mustangs and motorcycles (anything with an engine); listening to talk radio. NAME ONE THING THAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: Cross the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Great Britain on the Queen Mary 2. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Great Britain. WHAT IS YOUR BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? Watching the original Star Trek series at my best friend Chuck’s, Thursday nights on his “color” TV. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN THE NORTH STATE? Lakes, mountain roads and a safe place to raise kids. September 2011 Enjoy 51


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Ever wondered what your perfume style is? Do you have a fragrance profile? The custom fragrance business is a booming industry, and now, thanks to Studio Parfums, you can create a signature fragrance right in your own living room. Studio Parfum was founded by Heela Ahuva Gonen to “inspire individuality and self-expression in the realm of fragrances.” The founding designer, Angie Jarboe Ayala, was born and raised in the Bay Area and has 15 consultants throughout the state, including Redding’s own “Mixonista,” Lindsay Ballard. Ballard loves her job, saying, “It’s always a new experience with every person, every event.” A wonderful idea for birthday parties, girls’ nights and bridal showers, you can host an event where everyone has a chance to create self-expression through fragrance. Ballard guides her customers through each essential oil, asking questions to find out more about what they like, and recommending base notes, such as amber musk, heart notes of tuberose, Hawaiian

orchid or mandarin top notes to achieve their perfect perfume. “The more someone plays,” Ballard says, “the easier it is to find out what they like. It’s hard to create a fragrance by just smelling.” Once they’ve made their selection, the Mixonista mixes the oils and each person gets her very own signature scent in a .3 oz bottle. Roll-on perfume oils are better for warmer weather because the moisture reacts well to body heat. Dab on pulse points like the neck and wrists. And Ballard keeps all information on file so you can easily reorder. She’ll even send it right to you. “Everyone is so different,” Ballard says. “It’s fun to see what they pick out. It’s different from anything else out there.” So next time you’re planning a fun party for a daughter’s birthday, a girlfriend’s shower or any other special event, think about hosting a Studio Parfum night. It’s fun for any age and the host gets a free bottle. Call Lindsay Ballard at (916) 622-8648 or email her at mixonista@gmail.com. continued on page 54

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F ragrance R ecommendations : For the Office: Fresh Inspired by ocean aromas, fresh scents typically blend different notes, ranging from fruits to florals to greens, which is referred to as an aquatic accord. Make scent last throughout the day by spritzing on your hair. (Use an alcohol-free version for fine or color-treated hair.) For a Date: Florals Scents from pink flowers are hot this season; they’re feminine and sophisticated without being overpowering. Since rising body temperatures intensify the smell of fragrances, use a lighter eau de toilette or eau de parfum, and spritz on one pulse point, such as wrists or behind the ears.

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G E T M O V I N G W I T H T H E U N I T E D WAY Ron Largent is a competitive guy by nature who likes to think big. Both of these help explain Extreme Health Weekend, a two-day extravaganza of exercise, dance, nutrition, family fun and outdoor frolicking that includes everything from fly fishing and disc golf to cycling and gymnastics. How big? He hopes to gather as many as 2,011 people to set a Guinness World Record for the most participants in a 30-minute Zumba class, and an invitation has been forwarded to First Lady and fitness advocate Michelle Obama. Extreme Health Weekend is Oct. 1-2 and will be headquartered in Lake Redding Park, with activities taking place on the Sacramento River Trail, the Elks Club complex, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Anderson River Park, Shasta and Keswick dams and the Sundial Bridge. The event is a fundraiser for the 50 North State agencies supported by the United Way of Northern California, but it’s more than that, says Largent, the United Way’s CEO. The United Way has three focus areas—education, income and health—and the myriad nonprofits it partners with work to promote one or more of those concerns in their communities. Largent’s board members agreed that health was the driver for the other two. “If you’re not healthy, nothing is going to happen,”

Largent says. The idea for Extreme Health Weekend got an additional boost in January when Michelle Obama kicked off the “Let’s Move!” initiative. “We threw ideas out at meetings. A fishing tournament, a swimming tournament, a marathon, a major bike event—we talked about all kinds of things. We had 20 different ideas with a general connection to health and then we thought, why not try and combine a number of these things to involve all of the activities?” Enlisting sponsors and getting the word out has been energizing. “I’ve been in the sales business for 40 years and I have never seen this kind of positive reaction,” Largent says. “The main thing is to get people out, get them involved and get them active. It will be the largest health event we’ve ever had here.” While the discussions involved golf, gymnastics and other activities, someone asked about Zumba, the exercise dance class set to up-tempo Latin music. Largent heard of it and went on a fact-finding mission to some health clubs. Then, his competitive nature kicked in and he began toying with the idea of setting a record. “I figured, if we’re going to do it, let’s do it big.” Earlier this summer, Clemson University held the Guinness record with a 1,250-member class. Extreme Health Weekend organizers hope to sign up 2,011 or more for its Zumba class. continued on page 58

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Lisa Reed, a licensed Zumba instructor from Redding, is helping to organize the event. “Our hope is to get Zumba instructors and fanatics from all over Northern California and Southern Oregon to come and participate,” says Reed, who adds that there are about 65 licensed instructors in Shasta and Tehama counties. “The great thing about Zumba is the music is great and any person of any age with any fitness level or dance skill can do it. You walk them through a class and they can participate. You don’t even realize you’re working out. They call it a party, but you’re sweating like you never have before,” Reed says. The Zumba class will be held at 4 pm Saturday on the lawn between the Carter House Gallery and the Redding Aquatic Center. Marlene Woodard of A Planned Affair, who is coordinating Extreme Health Weekend, says the Zumba class is a great chance for businesses, service clubs, organizations and families to join together for a chance at history. Zumba dancers and others can refuel at a “pasta bash” and then finish off the evening with some ballroom dancing— complete with a lesson and exhibitions—at the Redding Elks Lodge. Dancing is just the tip of the exercise iceberg, Woodard says. Saturday morning starts with a pancake breakfast and continues to 3 pm with clinics on softball, baseball, volleyball, golf, disc golf, tennis, gymnastics, lacrosse and more. Kids can participate in a “pump and run” event where they will lift 30 times their own weight and complete a 5-kilometer run. Bicyclists can choose from the 100-mile “2 Dam Fun” Century ride, the 60-mile “2 Dam Metric” ride, the 40-mile “2 Dam Short” ride or the 15-mile “1 Dam Short” ride. All rides launch Saturday morning from Shasta High School’s Thompson Field and loop around Shasta and Keswick dams. Plans are underway for a “1 Dam Dirty” mountain bike ride around Keswick Lake, Woodard adds. Youngsters will be invited to tricycle races and other familyfriendly biking events on the Sacramento River Trail. Vendors, exhibitors and food booths offering healthy fare will fill the Lake Redding Park area. Families can begin the day at Healthy Shasta’s “Walk This Way at Turtle Bay” event before wandering over to the Lake Redding Park-Elks Lodge area. “There’s going to be something going on all day in those areas,” Woodard says. Extreme Health Weekend wraps up Sunday with the 12th annual Redding Breakfast Lions Half-Marathon. • For up-to-date schedules, fees and registration information, visit www.extremehealthweekend.com.

Jon Lewis has been a writer for the past 31 years, working at newspapers in Woodland, Davis, Vacaville and Redding. A longtime San Francisco Giants fan, his interests include golf, fishing and steering clear of what appears to be a resident cat-cougar hybrid. He has called Redding home for 25 years.

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attracted to the Girls with Guns lifestyle line simply: “She loves the outdoors. She loves pink.” Jen adds, “There’s always a little bit of sexy, too.” The endeavor began in a living room with five friends, staying up all hours to help Norissa and Jen iron GWG logos and designs onto T-shirts and hats in preparation for their first show at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding sale in 2009. Finding success there, they booked a gun show in Reno, expecting it to be a much bigger venue than Red Bluff. With less than 300 people in attendance, they now describe it as a “hole-in-the-wall gun show,” nowhere near what they were expecting. Still, as the saying goes, good things come in small packages. “By continued on page 62

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the end of the day I had the number of the head buyer of Scheels,” says Norissa. “It was only our second show.” The two quickly bundled up several GWG items in a bag and attached a handwritten note with a stapler to deliver to the buyer. They laugh now at how down home it all was, but their quick follow up paid off. GWG products are now available in 18 Scheels stores across the country. The line has also been picked up by Sportsman Warehouse stores in three states. Locally, they are available at The Loft in Red Bluff, Huntington’s in Oroville and Adin Supply in Adin. While waiting for results of the Scheels package to manifest, the girls found another opportunity to seize. In March 2010, Alaska governor Sarah Palin arrived in Redding as the keynote speaker at the Shasta Cascade Logging Conference. Again, the duo created a bag of samples, this time with more attention to presentation. A friend delivered it, though they were never positive it actually reached Palin. Eight months later, they received confirmation when a representative of Mark Burnett Productions called asking for rights for Palin to wear her GWG hat on her TLC reality show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” After the show aired, the girls were deluged with orders. Today, the GWG business has grown to include two lines a year, summer and winter. Contracts have been signed with manufacturing companies, relieving the girls and their friends of production duty in a living room and garage. They have contracted with Mossy Oak Camouflage as one of only three women’s clothing manufacturers allowed to use their product in their designs. They’ve added purple to the line, which is quickly becoming as popular as pink. The designs include practical touches, such as extra pockets for cell phones and water bottles in the shell bags and a more fashionable and safety-enhanced gun holster. Each line includes up to nine designs and includes sweatshirts, bikinis, board shorts. backpacks, hats and more. The girls are in awe of “the response not only from our little community but nationwide,” says Norissa. Noting a recent email from a 72-year-old woman in GWG gear at a shooting event, she adds, “We’re really for all ages, from the little kids to the 72-year-old ladies who just won their first shooting contest.” While Jen and Norissa could be described as workaholics—they both maintain full-time jobs while growing the Girls with Guns business — they are preparing to take a little time off in the near future to hunt red stag in New Zealand. Jen says they maintain a pretty simple philosophy about their business amidst all the responsibilities: “The day that our friendship is at risk or the day we stop having fun, we’re done.” • Melissa Mendonca is passionate about adding stamps to her passport and just as enthusiastic about her hometown of Red Bluff. A graduate of San Francisco State and Tulane universities, she believes in mentoring and service to create communities everyone can enjoy. Her favorite words are rebar, wanderlust and change.

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T he M ulti -Talented J im M essina In 1968, Jim Messina found himself hired as a recording engineer with the legendary folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, putting together its second album, Buffalo Springfield Again. When bass player Bruce Palmer left the group, Messina’s skills as a guitarist created the opportunity for him to join Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay, touring and recording with them, until the release of their third and final album, Last Time Around. As the group disbanded, Messina and Furay formed the country rock band Poco. Poco’s Pickin’ Up The Pieces is the only debut album ever to receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone magazine. It laid the blueprint for the new musical genre uniting country with rock music, blazing the pathway for future artists like the Eagles. On the band’s self-titled second album, Poco, Messina produced and penned the band’s first hit single, “You Better Think Twice,” which has endured as one of the group’s signature songs. A copy of the album now hangs in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville. After producing three albums for Poco, Messina departed and signed on as an independent producer with Columbia Records. “I really wanted to focus on my production career,” he says. “I’d been on the Springfield and Poco commitments and I was pretty tired of being on the road, as I had known the road to be. I was newly married and wanted to be at home. I’d spent many years working as an engineer and wanted to follow through on that craft.” With that objective in mind, he opened up his living room to record a number of compositions for a promising young songwriter named Kenny Loggins. After his initial introduction to Loggins’ talent, he suggested to label president Clive Davis that Columbia consider letting him “sit in” in much the same way that jazz artists had done in the past, and that Loggins incorporate more upbeat material into his album. Leading the way as producer, arranger, vocalist and guitarist, and contributing the signature songs, the album Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In was released one year later and an accidental duo 

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was born. A series of albums would follow, and when the dust settled, Loggins & Messina had sold 16 million albums, becoming one of rock’s biggest live draws, and cementing their legacy as one of the most successful recording duos ever. Following the duo’s split, Messina recorded four critically acclaimed solo albums and reunited with Poco for the 1989 album Legacy. He also established the Songwriters’ Performance Workshop whose purpose, says Messina, “is to empower the amateur to let go of the fear and embrace the joy of writing and performing their music.” In 2004, Messina re-joined Loggins at a benefit at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater, and the nearly three-decade musical gap was bridged in an instant. “In the process of singing,” says Messina, “both Kenny and I recognized the sound of our voices together is something we have never been able to accomplish with anybody else.” As the two embarked on their first tour together in 29 years, it resulted in a new live CD/DVD, Sittin’ in Again, along with a revival of interest in their music and a fresh round of CD reissues and upgrades of their ‘70s catalog. “I’m more relaxed as a human being in my soul,” he says, “knowing that Kenny and I have worked out whatever our differences were emotionally at an earlier stage in our lives. From that standpoint, to now be doing that music has completed a part in me that allows my whole being to relax. That element of relaxation opens the door for us to either do this music again, or to write, or to just be friends. Just to say, ‘What are you doing over the holidays?’ and knowing that someone would be sincere in wanting to see you is more important to me than making another record.” So, nearly 45 years after first stepping into the studio with Stills, Young and Furay to engineer Buffalo Springfield Again, Messina is still hitting the road with guitar in hand to tell the stories and sing the songs that made Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina iconic American groups. “After all my years as a producer shaping other people’s music to be the best it could possibly be, I’m just enjoying focusing my efforts and abilities on my own identity musically. I’ve always just wanted to do the best work I possibly can and then let it be what it’s gonna be, because there are no guarantees in this business. The only thing I hope for is that what I do will be inspiring to enough people that it will become a part of their lives and create a life of its own.” • Jim Messina will perform at the El Rey Theatre in Chico on Thursday, September 22. Tickets are $22.50 in advance and can be purchased at www.jmaxproductions.net Phil Reser has written stories on major American rock and music acts for newspapers, magazines and radio stations since receiving his journalism degree from San Francisco State University. His media contributions include the New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, Chico Enterprise-Record, KCHO & KFPR Public Radio, Blues Revue, and Rolling Stone magazines.

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L I B R A R Y L I T E R A C Y P R O G R A M S in the N orth S tate “Literacy is not a luxury; it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” These thoughtprovoking words by former President Bill Clinton on International Literacy Day almost two decades ago are still relevant today. In Shasta County, illiteracy is a problem of epidemic proportion. Shasta Public Libraries Director Jan Erickson says, “We have up to a 25% illiteracy rate in the county and 53% of our children begin kindergarten without essential pre-reading skills.” By the time children reach third grade, more than half are not reading at grade level and require remedial instruction. To better serve them, the library offers reading programs for all ages. For younger children especially, exposure to early reading is key to later success. “We know so much more in terms of brain research,” says Peggy O’Lea, Executive Director of the Shasta Library Foundation. “The period from birth to 18 months is critical to having language-rich experiences that make the neural connections needed for later language learning.” Weekly library programs are geared toward developing aural recognition of language in young children and reinforcing the idea

of the parent as a child’s first and most important teacher. Programs like Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) allow children to practice and improve their skills by reading aloud to a nonjudgmental canine companion. The Teen Writers Group, open to poets, novelists and short story writers, encourages both reading and writing and meets monthly at the main library. The After School Literacy Program, operated in partnership with the Redding School District, further assists students in improving reading fluency and comprehension. In honor of September’s National Literacy Month, the library will begin a new Wee Reading Program for children 0-5 and Baby Sign classes designed to help parents better communicate with their preverbal toddlers. Next month, it will roll out a new “Take 10” program that asks parents to spend 10 minutes a day reading to their children. “Illiteracy, like poverty, is a generational cycle,” says Erickson, “and the library’s goal is to help break that cycle.” By also offering a literacy program for adults, it makes progress toward that goal. More than not being able to read a book, newspaper or magazine, adult illiteracy also means not being able to use popular and practical tools like the Internet, email and text messaging. continued on page 70

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Erickson says that when the new main library was built, the community identified adult literacy as one of the most important library services. In response, the library has created an array of adult services. Technological advances influence program design and delivery because, Erickson says, “Literacy isn’t just the reading of the word; it’s familiarity with computers and other technology, avenues increasingly used for delivering words.” Marie Miller, Coordinator of the Adult Literacy Program, says participants learn both word literacy and computer literacy so they can fare better in the job market. Participants can also receive tutoring in remedial reading and math, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. They can also receive assistance with everyday needs like filling out forms, understanding prescriptions and writing checks. “We measure success by achievement of learner goals, which they set themselves,” says Miller. “Achievement of initial goals is often the foundation for setting subsequent goals.” Recent budget cuts have eliminated funding for Adult Literacy statewide, leaving the future of these programs uncertain. Unlike the Children’s Literacy Program, which is funded from the library operations budget, the Adult Literacy Program is funded entirely by grants. “For libraries, when funding dries up, the need goes up,” says Erickson. “We’ve seen an increase in demand because of the requirement to have a GED to get a job.” Currently, the library issues 8,000 new library cards each month and makes about the same number of reservations for use of its computers. Circulation is more than half a million books annually and demand is increasing for reference services and books online. Erickson says the program is at a significant crossroads, adding, “Without essential funding, we won’t be able to serve new learners or train new literacy volunteers. We’re asking ourselves if we’ll be able to fulfill the need. We need the funding to continue.” • Exceptional Living

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Butte County Library (888) 538-7198 or www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary The Butte County Library offers comprehensive literacy services including the Adult Reading Program, Families for Literacy, Partners and Learners (PAL) and Early Learning with Families (ELF).

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The Literacy Coach, a mobile library offering Storytime, workshops and computer training, serves people with geographic, economic or language barriers that prevent their access to the traditional library.

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When your business has the word “marine” in it, it makes sense to have a home on the river. That’s just what Myers Marine and RV owners Gary and Judi Myers had, and they were quite content. “I didn’t really think he would leave the river, but he fell in love with those cows,” says daughter Jennifer with a chuckle. Heeding a call of cows and – more accurately – kids, Gary and Judi have joined their daughters Jennifer Smith and Mandye Cortopassi and their respective families in developing what they affectionately call “the compound,” a 37-acre north Redding patch of land that houses three custom homes for three families and three generations. The river view is gone but a creek runs along the fence line, and registered Angus cattle can be seen from picture windows. “We call them lawn art,” says Mandye with a sly smile. Most importantly, the whisper of the river has been replaced by a cacophony of voices of six grandkids, one of the youngest of whom states that the best thing about living on the compound is the opportunity to “feed the cows with papa.” continued on page 74

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For Gary, the compound is a realization of a dream he had of rural living while growing up in Montebello, and an extension of the close-knit lifestyle he had as a child. “Most of the time there were two or three families living on the same street,” he says of his childhood. “It really is a grandparent’s dream to be near all six of our grandkids,” adds Judi. The genesis of the compound started with Mandye and husband Paul moving into a home down the street and next door to the home where Jennifer and husband Chris were living. In the wake of another sister’s death at age 23 in a car crash, the siblings found comfort in being close by and in having their growing families develop tight bonds. Eventually the land across the way was purchased and in a course of three years the three homes were built. Judi seconds the notion that she and Gary had been happy on the river but then adds, “Once we saw the kids out here...” The compound is named Double J, after Jodi Jill Myers, the family member whose absence is still deeply felt. “When we lost Jodi, that completely changed our view on children,” says Judi. “We wanted to do our best to keep the family unit strong,” adds Gary. Today, family strength comes in the form of shared dinners, gatherings around a fire pit on long summer nights and epic holiday celebrations. (“I go gung-ho decorating for Christmas,” says Judi.) The compound has everything from a basketball court for the oldest kids to practice—grandson Grant, 15, plays for a Sacramento-based traveling team—to a pool where the youngest all learned to swim. Mandye had twins around the same time Jennifer had her third child, and when the kids were babies, “it was like we had triplets,” says Judi. There was perhaps no better time for the three families to be close. The women laugh about having to adjust the chemicals in the 74 Enjoy September 2011

pool to accommodate all the diapers when the sisters brought their friends out with their babies for swim lessons. Today, Judi has adjusted her buying habits to include ice cream in three-gallon tubs and 112-piece boxes of cones. Noting that the older grandkids are teens with busy lives, she looks for creative ways to connect with them. “One way is through their stomach,” she grins. While compound living is definitely an advantage for the three families, it’s not without its issues. While Gary and Judi have a wide-open-door policy, the daughters have devised a communication system for visitors—if the garage door is up, come on in. If it’s down, it’s time for the immediate family to bond. “We’re all separate families at the end of the day,” notes Jennifer. “It’s big enough so that we’re not on top of each other.” Each family also maintains their own sense of style in home décor. While Gary and Judi’s home—dubbed “The Clubhouse” —has a western and woodsy feel, Mandye and Paul’s home is Old World while Jennifer and Chris maintain a Craftsman style. Jennifer runs an online business, Jillybeankids.com, from home. It may not be the Sacramento River on the Double J Ranch, but there’s a river of shared love, laughter and spirit. For the three families that live there, they wouldn’t have it any other way. • Melissa Mendonca is passionate about adding stamps to her passport and just as enthusiastic about her hometown of Red Bluff. A graduate of San Francisco State and Tulane universities, she believes in mentoring and service to create communities everyone can enjoy. Her favorite words are rebar, wanderlust and change.


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Wild Rice & Burney Mountain at Goose Valley Ranch Jim Blasquez has been fortunate to spend decades working for and with different media here and in Hawaii. Now, home-based in Redding, he owns and operates his own independent video production, digital imagery and (occasional) photography business, www.indigo-images.com.

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What’s Cookin’

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I first tried the fresh flavors of Vietnamese food in Southern California years ago. It’s the summer rolls I really remember. Goi cuon, “salad rolls,” are filled with crispy, fresh vegetables and herbs wrapped in translucent rice paper and served with delicious dipping sauce. Today, it’s Kenny and Trina Ngo, owners of Amazin’ Nails, who have me making my own Vietnamese food. During my nail appointments we started chatting about their culture and their food. In my opinion, nothing is better than amazing pampering and amazing conversation about food! The Vietnamese Summer Rolls are among my favorites. They are fresh, light, and so satisfying – a great warm-weather appetizer or even a light meal on their own. Here are two versions: one with grilled pork, cucumbers, thinly sliced radishes, lettuce and fresh herbs. The other uses cooked shrimp, but could easily be vegetarian leaving out the shrimp and adding tofu. Both are delicious — fresh and ultra-flavorful. Grilled Pork Filling INGREDIENTS 1 lb. pork loin, butt or shoulder, sliced thin 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 T fish sauce 1 tsp. sugar 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste ¼ cup peanut or vegetable oil pork PREPARATION Place slices of pork in

a shallow dish. Whisk together all remaining ingredients, then add to the dish with pork. Allow pork to marinate for at least 20 minutes. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked. RICE PAPER SUMMER roll INGREDIENTS Hot water 16 rice paper wrappers 32 small shrimp, cooked and peeled 1 cup rice vermicelli, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, till soft - chopped ¼ English cucumber, seeded and julienned 1 cup carrots, julienned ½ red bell pepper, julienned 1 cup bean sprouts 2 scallions, sliced thinly on the bias (3 - 4”) 2 per roll, roughly chopped: fresh mint leaves cilantro leaves Thai basil ¼ cup roughly chopped peanuts 1 tsp. plum sauce per roll (optional)

ROLL PREPARATION Place rice vermicelli in bowl of hot water for 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain. Prepare ingredients and set them out on your work surface. Fill a round cake pan or pie plate with hot water. Fully immerse one wrapper in water for 5-10 seconds, until softened. Remove, shaking off any excess water, and lay flat on work surface. If using plum sauce, smear a dab on the lower third of the rice paper. Place 2 shrimp halves on each wrapper. If larger shrimp, use only one, cut in half lengthwise. Or add a few pieces of diced fried tofu. Next add vermicelli and sliced vegetables. Top with a pinch of basil, mint, cilantro, and peanuts leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold the bottom edge of the wrapper over the filling and then fold in both sides toward the center, and tightly roll up (like you would a burrito). Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients. Your rolls will improve with practice, but even your mistakes will be gobbled up! Serve rolls with any of these sauces. If not serving immediately, place a clean damp towel over rolls to keep them soft and refrigerate.

Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 5-10 minutes Rice Paper Summer Rolls Prep time: 30 minutes Assembly: 10 minutes SauceS Prep and processing time: 10 - 15 minutes Hoisin-Peanut Sauce INGREDIENTS 1 cup hoisin sauce ¼ cup smooth peanut butter 1 T rice vinegar 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 minced Thai chili, or more for desired spiciness SAUCE PREPARATION Combine all ingredients

in a food processor, and blend until smooth. If consistency is too thick, thin out with a little warm water.

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce INGREDIENTS 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 3 T rice vinegar ½ cup fish sauce ¹⁄³ cup fresh lime juice 1 T sugar ¼ cup minced garlic 1 tsp. chili oil SAUCE PREPARATION Combine all ingredients

in large bowl and set aside.

GINGER DIPPING Sauce INGREDIENTS 6 T rice vinegar 2 T fish sauce 2 T mirin 2 T soy sauce 2 tsp. peeled and grated ginger 2 T sesame oil 2 tsp. sugar SAUCE PREPARATION Whisk all ingredients

Add any of the following to your rolls: Cucumbers, julienned Radishes, thinly sliced Lettuce, large chopped Carrots, julienned Crisp bean sprouts Snow peas, julienned Scallions Fresh herbs, such as mint, Thai basil, cilantro

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SEPTEMBERcalendar S P O T L I G H T O N U P C O M I N G E V E N T S I N T H E N O R T H S TAT E Willie Nelson & Family

91st annual Tehama District Fair

(Chico)

(Red Bluff)

September 8 | 7:30 pm Laxson Auditorium

September 22 - 25 Tehama district fairgrounds

Willie & Family showcase his beloved tunes mixed with a wide range of Americana, all emblazoned with the unique Willie Nelson sound. Backed by a full band of fabulous musicians, the show will be exactly what you expect — an evening with a superstar country legend. For tickets or more information, visit www.chicoperformances.com.

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Montague Balloon Fair (Montague)

SUNDIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL (Redding) September 9-11 REdding Convention Center

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The Sundial Music Festival and Rib Cook Off is the largest free 3-day family event in Northern California and its purpose is to bring the Redding community and itsfamilies and friends together with today’s greatest music, food and fun, while creating a memorable experience that will last for years to come. This year, make sure to catch country music star, Mark Chesnutt. For more information, visit www.sundialmusicfestival.com.

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The centerpiece for the event this year will be the metal work Armando has been working on for more than a year: from a handmade metal gate, to his work in progress—a larger-than-life bird cage that is part of his backyard sculpture garden and can be seen by the thousands of drivers that drive on I-5 in north Redding. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Cascade Theatre’s “A Cascade Christmas: A New Holiday Tradition.” Tickets available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office. For more information, visit www.ArtByArmando.com. 84 Enjoy September 2011

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Who doesn’t love a fair? The Tehama District Fair is sure to entertain the entire family. Livestock auction, hundreds of great exhibits, rides, destruction derby and tractor pulls, and of course, the food! For more information, visit www. tehamadistrictfair.com.

September 24-26 Rohrer Field

Check out one of the Shasta Valley’s little towns while appreciating some amazing sights. You’ll want to get up early and bundle up for the dawn ascension, held Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at dawn. The Shasta Valley Rotary will be providing hot coffee and donuts to help warm you up beginning at 5:30 am, followed by a full breakfast sponsored by the Elks from 7-11 am (also at the launch site). For information, visit www.visitsiskiyou.org.

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Redding Air Show (Redding) September 24, 25 Redding Municipal Airport

The Thunderbirds are back to headline the Exchange Club of Redding’s Air Show, which will feature more jets than ever before. The U.S. Air Force’s distinctively painted F-16 Fighting Falcons haven’t flown in Redding since 2004. They lead a lineup that features more jets than at any time in the show’s 29-year history. To order tickets or for more information, visit www.reddingairshow.org.

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UpcomingSeptember Events

Anderson September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Farmer’s Market. Shasta Outlets 7:30 am - 1 pm September 4 • Frontier Senior Center Breakfast 7 - 7:30 am September 5 • Labor Day Picnic open to the public. Anderson River Park, 11 am – 4 pm. (530) 245-1890 Chico September 1, 8, 15, 22 • Downtown Chico Thursday Night Market. 6-9 pm. Broadway from 2nd to 5th Street. (530) 345-6500 September 1 • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Big Room. 1075 East 20th Street www.sierranevada.com/bigroom September 7 • Silver Dollar Speedway - California Sprint Car Civil War, Series Gold Cup Invitational, 6:30 pm 2343 Fair Street (530) 350-7275 September 9, 10 • Silver Dollar Speedway - Gold Cup - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 2343 Fair Street (530) 350-7275 September 10 • The Mother Hips - El Rey Theater. 230 West 2nd St. www. elreytheatrechico.com September 11 • Taste of Chico W. 2nd St and Broadway 10 am (530) 345-6500 September 14 • Montrose w/ Michael Lee Firkins - El Rey Theater. 230 West 2nd St. www. elreytheatrechico.com • Robben Ford & The Ford Blues Band. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Big Room. www.sierranevada.com/bigroom September 19 • Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Big Room. www.sierranevada.com/bigroom September 22 • Jim Messina - El Rey Theater. 230 West 2nd St. www. elreytheatrechico.com September 24 • Pastels on the Plaza, 418 Main St. 9 am, (530) 898-6663 September 29 • State Fair - Chico Theater Company, 166-F Eaton Rd. (530) 894-3282

Colusa

September 10 • Mudder Nature Challenge - Mud Run and Bike Gould Rd. and River Rd (530) 894-5401

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Corning September 8 • Corning in the Evening 2nd Chance Pet Rescue, 4312 Rawson Rd. 5:30 – 7 pm (530) 824-1985 Cottonwood September 7, 14, 21, 28 • Preschool Story Time, Cottonwood Library (530) 347-4818 September 10 • Cottonwood Hot Rods & Hogs Show & Shine Downtown Historic Cottonwood. 9 am - 3 pm (530) 347-7468 Dunsmuir September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Jazz & Blues Guitarist Jimmy Limo - Dunsmuir Brewery Works. 7:30 pm. (530) 235-1900 September 17 • RR Display Room is open to the public the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 2 pm. (530) 235-0929 September 26 • Taste of Dunsmuir. www. dunsmuir.com Durham September 18 • Durham Rotary Harvest Festival, Durham Community Park 7 am. sgreenwood@sbcglobal.net Etna/Scott Valley September 3 • Social Bike Ride. 11223 Hwy 3 in Fort Jones. (530) 468-5672

Fall River Mills September 1-5

• Inter-Mountain Fair, Fairgrounds, McArthur inter-mountainfair.com (530) 336-5695 Hayfork September 10 • Hayfork’s ‘Summer in the Park, 4 - 8 pm (530) 623-6101 Lewiston September 3 • Allison & Victor at One Maple Winery, 4271 Old Lewiston Rd. 6 pm (530) 778-0716 McCloud September 24, 25 • Art Retreat The Brown Dog Gallery, 307 Pine St. (530) 964-2662 Mineral September 24 • Art and Wine of Lassen 21820 Lassen National Park Highway, 11 am – 5 pm (530) 595-3555 Mt. Shasta September 2, 3 • Cool Mountain Nights Mt. Shasta Blvd. & Castle Street, 8 pm (530) 926-6004

September 4 • Scott Valley Bank Concert in the Park, Mt. Shasta City Park, 12 – 6 pm (530) 842-1649 September 24 • Mt Shasta Open Floor World Dance Night, Homegrown Cooperative Cafe (formerly the Stage Door), 7 pm. (530) 261-1099 Oroville September 3 • Historical Canoe Ride, Thermalito Diversion Pool. 9 am – 1 pm (530) 877-7436 Paradise September 2 • The Uninvited - Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Rd 7:30 pm (530) 877-5760

Red Bluff September 2

• First Friday Art Night 5-8 pm Downtown Red Bluff. September 3 • Guided Bird Walk. Sacramento River Discovery Center. (530) 527-1196 September 7, 14, 21, 28 • Farmers’ Market and Summer Concert Series in front of the Courthouse. 5 – 8 pm. (530) 527-6220 September 17 • 2nd Annual Beef ‘N Brew Downtown Red Bluff, Cone-Kimball Plaza. 4 - 10 PM Redding September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • Enjoy Movies in the Park, Enterprise Park, www.enjoymoviesinthepark.com September 2 • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s “Fall Preview.” Come get your wardrobe, school needs and home ready! (530) 722-0765 September 6 • Open auditions for “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” presented by WE Multimedia. McLaughlin Theatre. 6-9 pm. www.wemultimedia.com September 10 • The Wright Sound Concert Series featuring Scott Joss. Pilgrim Congregational Church. (530) 243-3121 • 2nd Saturday Art Hop. www.anewscafe.com September 17 • Caldwell Youth Triathlon and Health and Fitness Faire, Caldwell Park, Redding Aquatic Center, Carter House Art Gallery. 9 am – 12 pm (530) 225-4095 • Blues by the River Festival. www.shastablues.com • 15th Annual Beer & Wine Festival, “A Downtown Art Affaire” at the MarketSreet Promenade. 4-8 pm. www.vivadowntownredding.org


September 23 • Simpson University Faculty Concert, Heritage Student Life Center, 2211 College View Dr. (530) 226-4507 September 30-October 1 • Calif. Cowboys Professional Rodeo State Finals, Redding Rodeo Grounds, Friday - 7 pm & Saturday - 5 pm. www.ccpra.com September 24 • Northern California Veterans Museum & Heritage Center presents MASH BASH 2011. 4 pm - midnight at Air Shasta Rotor & Wing Redding Airport.(530) 378-2280. www.norcalveteransmuseum.org

September 20 • Banff Radical Reels Tour September 25 • North State Symphony – The Future Begins September 29 • Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson Redding Convention Center

• Memorial Ceremony, 4126 Ashby Court, 5:30 pm (800) 874-7562 Trinity Center September 3 • Trinity Center VFD Pancake Breakfast, 8 am - 12 pm (530) 623-6101 September 4 • 44th Annual Trinity Center Lions BBQ, Craft Fair, Book Sale and Airport Fly-In and Open House (530) 623-6101 September 17 • Open Fiddle Contest, All day event (530) 623-6101

September 17 - October 15 • The Masquerade Murders - written and directed by Bill and Lisa Collins Rolling Hills Casino

Shasta Lake September 11

Weaverville

September 3 • Weaverville Downtown Art Cruise 5-8 pm. September 24 • Harvest Festival, Highland Art Center Meadow, 9 am – 5 pm (530) 623-6101

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September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • BrewGrass Night. Mt. Shasta Brewing Company. 360 College Ave. 7-10pm. Open acoustic round robin bluegrass infused jam. www.weedales.com Laxson Auditorium

www.chicoperformances.com

September 8 • Willie Nelson & Family: Country Legend September 13 • Metales M5: Swinging Mexican Brass September 16 • National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Chico World Music Festival September 20 • Herbie Hancock: Jazz Master September 28 • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: Chamber Ensemble September 29 • Sir Salman Rushdie: President’s Lecture Series Cascade Theatre

www.cascadetheatre.org

September 2 • Peter Gros – Wild Kingdom Live September 6 • The B-52s September 9 • Jan Daley “Where There’s Hope” September 11 • Amy Grant September 16 • Yaks Live Art September 17 • National Acrobats of China September 18 • Randy Linder – A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival

www. reddingconventioncenter.com

September 9, 10, 11 • Sundial Music Festival and Rib Cookoff September 10 • M.M.A “Proving Grounds” Fights September 29 • Shasta Community Concerts Presents: Edgar Cruz

Riverfront Playhouse www.riverfrontplayhouse.net

www.rollinghillscasino.com

September 2 • Friday Comedy Club. 7:30 pm September 12-14 • Nor Cal Open Championship, Sevillano Golf Course Shasta District Fairgrounds

wwwshastadistrictfair.com September 18

• Autumn Dreams Bridal & Event Faire, 11 am – 4 pm September 24 • The Burlap Harlot Show 10 am - 5 pm Tehama District Fairgrounds

Redding's radio home of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants!

www.tehamadistrictfair.com September 22-25

• Tehama County Fair, (530) 527-5920 September 30-October 2 • 14th annual West Coast Monster Truck

Turtle Bay Exploration Park www.turtlebay.org

August 3 • The Indie Element - A 1st Wednesday Cultural Experiment. 7 - 10 pm www.facebook.com/indieElement Through September 5 • Grossology - The Impolite Science of the Human Body Through September 25 • Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show Win-River Casino September 10 • Dog Pound Poker Run, 8 am - to benefit Haven Humane Society(530) 241-5262 or www.havenhumane.net September30-October 1 • Uptown (band)

Event times and dates are subject to change without notice. Please check event phone number or website to verify dates and times. Enjoy Magazine is not responsible for any inconveniences due to event changes. Please e-mail your upcoming events to calendar@enjoymagazine.net

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WHAT’S IN STORE CHARLIE PRICE, AUTHOR For most of his life, Charlie Price thought he had as much chance of becoming a writer as he did of becoming a movie star. Now, with four novels to his credit and more in the pipeline, “the thrill of being able to think of myself as a writer is phenomenal; it’s a dream come true.” After years of dabbling as a writer while pursuing his career working with at-risk youth in schools, institutions and mental hospitals, Price hit paydirt in 2006 with the publication of his first novel for teens and young adults, “Dead Connection.” “Lizard People” followed in 2007 and “The Interrogation of Gabriel James” last year. His fourth book, “Desert Angel,” is scheduled for release in October. Price splits his time between Dunsmuir and Redding. How did it feel when “The Interrogation of Gabriel James” won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery? That was certainly the finest thing that happened to me as a writer. For years I had accessed the Edgar Award winners to see what books I wanted to read. Macmillan flew my wife and me out to the banquet. You don’t know who won until they opened the envelope. When they announced my name I was stupefied. I was astounded. Alcoholism, mental illness, isolation and the limitations of society’s ‘safety net’ are not typical themes in young-adult literature. What has the reaction been to your books? I have not received any criticism. Most teachers and families are grateful for the opportunity to talk about these issues in a safer way. If we’re talking about a character who is an alcoholic, we don’t have to get into somebody we know. It gives us a tool when working with really complex and painful issues. These are the kinds of things that, as parents, we hope our children will talk to us about. These are issues kids confront in junior high and high school, but rarely feel comfortable in talking about with their parents in a personal way. 88 Enjoy September 2011


on the store front Coming next month in the “What’s in Store” section, Clear Creek Soap Co.

You’re an avid fly fisherman with plenty of opportunities to wet a line in Dunsmuir. Are there similarities between fishing and writing? When I step into a river and look for where I’m going to make the first cast, I fall into a zone. I lose track of time and all the other elements of my life. I’m completely involved in that, until I fall in or something starts to hurt and I need to stop. I’m completely immersed in fishing and I love that about it. With writing, when I’m able to look through the computer and see the characters manage some situation, I’m completely lost in time. It’s like I’ve fallen into the story. It’s similar (to fishing) in that way. In fishing, it’s great going alone and not having to worry about someone else. In making up a story, I absolutely have to be alone. I don’t want to be social. Tell us a little about your latest book, “Desert Angel.” A girl’s trashy mother drags her from man to man all over California. In every case, the girl becomes prey to the predator. One day Angel wakes up to find her mother murdered, so she runs. She discovers the underground Mexican-American community, which shelters her, but the predator continues to pursue her. Random House has purchased the translation rights to your books and is distributing them throughout Europe. How is that working out? It’s a hoot. It’s wonderful to see. To imagine someone in another country learning about these characters… •

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John Dutton stepped into his 97th consecutive arena football game this year not knowing it would be the beginning of a season-long break. The quarterback approached the season opener with optimism as he led the Cleveland Gladiators against the Spokane Shock. In the fourth quarter, Dutton told the coach, “A baseball bat hit the back of my lower leg.” The two-time AFL champion was out for the season with a torn Achilles’ tendon. Arena football is played indoors on a smaller field than traditional football, creating a fast-paced, high-scoring game. Invented in 1981, Dutton’s career rose in 2005 when he led the Colorado Crush to the Arena Bowl XIX title. The following year he was featured on the cover of the first AFL video game, “Arena Football.” “Growing up, I was all about sports,” says Dutton. He lettered in basketball and football, passing 2,056 yards as a senior. In college, he led the Nevada Wolf Pack to two championships and was a sixth round draft pick for the Miami Dolphins in 1998, then finding his stride as an AFL player beginning with the San Jose Saber Cats. He is considered one of the most accomplished AFL players, holding the longest consecutive game streak of anyone in the league. continued on page 94

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Dutton calls Northern California his home. “With family to the north and south, I moved to this area and took an opportunity to coach for a time at College of the Siskiyous in Weed as an assistant coach.” While sports dominates Dutton’s public life, in private he has another passion: living a life of significance through establishing orphanages in Ethiopia. “I have learned first hand that there is nothing more meaningful than seeing other people in other nations and making a difference in their lives,” he says. At first, using his own resources, Dutton and his wife Trina developed the Dutton Family Foundation. Their commitment to making a difference extends to their own adoption of two orphans. They have also established homes for street children, where they spend a night off the streets and have a chance for a meal. In order to further understand the plight of these children, Dutton asked to spend a night on the streets with them, sleeping on the ground, sharing cardboard boxes and fighting bugs. As Dutton moved to Cleveland for the football season, he gained another vision. “I realized I would be in a regional hub surrounded by professional sports teams and athletes with a platform to encourage them to live for something great,” Dutton says. His injury gave him time to begin to put his plan into action, organizing Athletes for the Nations. “I want to impart to athletes the vision of not only achieving a successful career, but transforming their success into living a life of significance,” he says. He has begun to speak to other sport franchises and their players, challenging them to join him on trips overseas and see first hand the

needs of the world. “I’ve learned first hand, there is nothing more powerful than going and seeing,” he says. “It’s not enough to see a picture on the television. You have to engage your senses.” His first trip is scheduled for this fall and it will include visiting orphanages and refugee camps, bringing relief supplies, visiting hospitals and hosting a sports camp. The injury that brought Dutton to the end of one season is an opening to another. The champion of arena football is a hero to sports fans, but the enthusiasm which makes Dutton smile comes from children finding a bed for the night, a home in which to feel safe and the arms of parents who love them. “There is no better way for a professional athlete to escape the trappings of success than to go, see and serve,” Dutton says. “Now that is a life of significance.” •

Gary VanDeWalker grew up in Mt. Shasta, 12 years ago returning from the San Diego area with his wife Monica. Together they raise their three boys and manage the Narnia Study Center. A Ph.D. in philosophy, Gary is also an adjunct professor for Simpson University.

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